This collection came from two sources: my mother in law (Bessie Erickson) and her sister (Valeda Stetson). The pictures were in my mother in law's things when she died back in 2009. Yeah, it's taken me a bit longer to get around to this, mostly because I had no idea what to really do with them and couldn't throw these cool pics away!
If you've seen Robots (the cartoon starring the voice of Robin Williams and various other voice actors), you'll recognize the "See a need, fill a need" philosophy I felt when I considered tossing these pictures. I've seen a lot of valuable pictures thrown away because people have no idea the thrift stores including Deseret Industries) do not have a place to put them. One of the most horrible things I've witnesses was the days I volunteered at our local D.I. and saw several genealogy books (WITH PICTURES!) thrown out.
Many of the photos below are vintage one-of-a-kind and deserve respect. I place them here, in the 'cyber cloud' since I will soon have to dispose of the hard copies (perhaps someone will see this and tell me what I should do with them?)
Hopefully, people will be checking for and identifying their ancestors. I've done the best I can to find each of them on findagrave, but it isn't easy because I often don't know more than their name. So, here goes, in first-name alphabetical order after the official picture of the formation of the mission (taken in September of 1937).
He is standing outside of the Smalls-Stetsons home. The photo looks 1960-ish. I'm not sure what the foggy part of the image is from - a fingerprint on a negative? Anyway, I have not been able to find him.
1950's-60's style photo
Written on back: Newell K Brown December 1936. I know my mother in law knew him.
This is the only information I have to identify her.
On back: Elder Willard Petersen and Wm Welker